Gabriella Iannetta

Warning Issued After Fox Attack in East Lyme

A local health department has issued a warning after people were attacked by a fox in East Lyme on Monday morning.

Two people were outside a home on Heritage Road when the attack happened around 10:15 a.m., according to police.

One of the victims was taken to the hospital to be treated, police said.

The homeowner said the children were a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old old.

The fox was not captured, so it can't be tested for rabies.

"If there's any question if there's rabies we want to take action to make sure that animal is removed from the population so it doesn't spread it," said East Lyme Animal Control Officer Robert Yuchniuck.

Anyone who sees a fox in the area of Heritage Road is urged to stay away from it and to call police at 860-442-9451.

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